ERIC Number: ED026982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
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Iowa's Developing Pattern for Area Schools; A Paper Developed by the Department of Public Instruction with an Attached Statement by the Area School Superintendents. Revised Edition.
Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.
This report is a history of Iowa's post-secondary education, outlining various studies, legislation, and possible restructuring of provisions of the existing Iowa Code that might lead to a combination of 2-year junior college education and area vocational education into a single comprehensive institution. The final pattern, however, was the establishment of a system of area community colleges and area vocational colleges. Particulars of their organization, governance, and funding are given. By July 1966, all 99 counties had worked on a study or plan for developing a vocational or community college. Of the 13 resulting area schools, four became area vocational schools and nine, area community colleges. The 13 areas took in 83 counties. Work had also begun on incorporating the existing 16 public community junior colleges into an organized area school administration. Currently there are 11 area community colleges and four vocational schools. At date of writing, seven counties were still unorganized, unassimilated, or unspecified for vocational or community function. The concept of area schools has permitted such great expansion of post-high school vocational/technical and adult education programs that 1967-68 enrollment in the system exceeded 80,000. Certain issues remained unresolved, such as certification, accreditation, and the training of adequate staff. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.